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Paragon Software Systems

July 09, 2013 09:17 ET

Paragon Software Systems "Cleans Up" Corporate Vehicle Fleets

Greening the Environment With Transportation Routing & Scheduling Solutions

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2013) -  In a recent article entitled, "De-Gassing the Soft Drink Biz," the Sierra Club mentions its launch of the Future Fleet Campaign to "clean up corporate vehicle fleets, starting with PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, and Dr Pepper Snapple Group, which together own and operate more than 100,000 vehicles." Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, understands their goals and is best poised to help fleets lower fuel usage, which in turn reduces carbon emissions that harm the air and environment.

In the article, the Sierra Club reports, "Oil use accounts for more than 40 percent of our climate-disrupting pollution, and the biggest customers for oil are large companies guzzling huge amounts of fuel -- including oil from tar sands refineries. By getting these three corporate fleets to prioritize fuel efficiency and get off of tar sands oil, we can reduce the demand for oil, curb emissions, increase transportation choices, and slow the development of tar sands."

Commenting on this, William Salter, President & CEO of Paragon Software Systems, Inc., said, "Consumers are more focused on protecting the environment, especially for future generations. One way to do that is to lower fuel usage by driving less. Business fleets can assist these goals by optimizing their routes."

Paragon provides advanced routing and scheduling software solutions that help companies make the best use of their vehicle fleet. Intelligent route optimization reduces total annual mileage, which in turn cuts fuel usage and carbon emissions. Clients typically reduce their truck fleets by up to 20% -- delivering the same products with fewer trucks. As a truck generates hundreds of tons of carbon dioxide emissions in its lifetime, using Paragon's fleet management solutions have a direct impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. When mileage is reduced, so are carbon emissions.

Paragon provides software for planning, optimizing and managing transportation schedules on a daily basis; rationalizing fixed routes; managing transportation resources; and managing the execution of the transportation plan in real time using truck-tracking technology. As well as cutting transportation costs and improving operational efficiency by up to 20%, Paragon software also enables companies to shorten order lead times, generate more consistent transportation schedules, reduce total distance travelled and fuel used, save carrier costs, smooth warehouse workloads for greater efficiency, provide a streamlined transportation office, and raise customer service performance.

About Paragon Software Systems:

Paragon Software Systems, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas, is a wholly owned subsidiary of UK-based Paragon Software Systems plc. With over 2,300 systems installed in more than 750 client sites in 45 countries worldwide, Paragon is a leading developer of commercial vehicle routing and software and systems. Focusing on short, medium and long term customer requirements, Paragon provides leading companies from the retail, manufacturing, wholesale, service, home delivery and 3rd party logistics sectors with solutions that reduce transportation costs, improve customer service, reduce delivery lead times and enhance operational efficiency and productivity. Clients include George's Chicken, Agreliant Genetics, Dufresne, Linde, McLane Logistics, National Food Corp., and others. For more information, visit: www.paragonrouting.com.

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